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Business Model / Competitive Advantage
Case Length : 18 Pages
Period : 1998-2009
Pub Date : 2009
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Educomp Solutions
Industry : IT - Education Solutions
Countries : India


The case examines how India based Educomp Solutions Limited (Educomp), grew in a short span of time to emerge as a leader in the IT-enabled education solutions industry. It explains Educomp's strategy of developing product portfolios and expanding its geographical presence. The company is the pioneer in providing IT-enabled education solutions for the K-12 segment in India. Educomp created a wide base of customers including government and private schools. The company expanded into foreign countries mostly through inorganic route which saved it costs related to market research and marketing. Educomp even diversified into running pre and formal schools which were viewed as its way of forward integration and risk diversification by industry observers.

Though Educomp catered to thousands of schools in India, there still remained a huge untapped market for its products and services.


Understand how a strong product and first mover advantage could help a startup become a market leader.
Examine how cost effectiveness can be a key selling point in education business in the developing markets.
Analyze growth strategies of Educomp.
Examine the challenges Educomp faces in the near future.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Business Initiatives 5
The Strategy 8
Opportunities and Challenges 10
The Road Ahead 11
Exhibits 12


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